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DW1 cross-examined

Jul 9, 2014, 9:50 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Defence witness one (DW1), Idrissa Manneh, accused of obtaining money by false pretence, was recently cross-examined before Magistrate Isatou Janneh of the Bundung Magistrates’ Court.

Under cross-examination, the witness said: “I was once convicted at Zinguinchor, and after serving my jail-term, I came to The Gambia.”

He said he used to visit his family but denied escaping from lawful custody in Zinguinchor.

When put to him that he took D41,000 from one Ababucarr Keita and promised to give him timber, the witness said he did not take any money from the complainant, Abubacarr Keita, but admitted he introduced Keita to the timber dealer.

He added that what he said was the truth.

The case continues.